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Team 18 reveals new look for Winterbottom

DEWALT backing for Mark Winterbottom’s Team 18 entry.

11 February 2023

Team 18 has unveiled a new look for Mark Winterbottom’s #18 Chevrolet Camaro.

DEWALT replaces IRWIN Tools as title sponsor of the #18 entry, with the yellow and black DEWALT colours previously on the team’s other entry.

Team 18 will complete a shakedown of its new car on Wednesday 15 February, before the official Supercars pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park on Wednesday 22 February.

“The DEWALT Camaro looks really tough… DEWALT is such a recognisable brand and logo so to see it on our car is pretty cool, the car looks fantastic,” said Winterbottom.

“The bonnet looks cool with the big Fuchs logo, I’ve had it on there for the last four years so that’s familiar to me.

“The way the rules are designed and the way the car is built, a good car is still going to be a good car so if you have a good car you’ll be fast, there’s no doubt about that.

“The guys and girls at Team 18 have worked big hours to get both cars ready, and we haven’t rushed it which has been great

“We’re taking our time and it’s all built in house by everyone here. They know the car and when you build your own car and you have this pride that goes with it and everyone here is so proud of what they’ve built.

“Until we get it on track it’s a bit of the unknown which is exciting for us. There’s no previous form, there’s no team that won the last race in that car, it’s a reset for everyone. I’m really excited and I think experience will play a big part here when we roll out for Round 1.

“Ultimately you want a good looking car that’s getting good looking trophies so that’s the goal for me this year.

“It’s exciting to see it in the flesh but even more excited to hit the track with anger and put it where it belongs.”

Team 18 owner Charlie Schwerkolt added: “We’re excited to reveal the 2023 DEWALT Racing Camaro and it absolutely looks the business.

“Our partnership with Stanley Black & Decker enters its sixth year this year and they have been incredibly supportive of the team, providing the tools for our skilled mechanics to bring these cars to life.

“The team and drivers have been working incredibly hard in the off-season to get the upper hand on these Camaros and I feel we’re on to big things for Team 18 and DEWALT Racing in 2023.”